Category Archives: Windows

How to move a window using keyboard only in Windows 10 and other versions

How to move a window using keyboard only in Windows 10 and other versions

It is not often that you need to move a window using the keyboard only in the Windows operating system. Windows is designed to be used with a mouse besides the keyboard, and now touch. Every Windows user at least has a touchpad or mouse these days. However, if the keyboard is what you prefer to use, then here is how you can move a window using the keyboard! Moving a window using the keyboard can be useful if your window is partially or fully out of the screen or if some buttons that you need to click are under the Taskbar which usually appears always on top covering them.

How to resize a window using keyboard only in Windows 10 and other versions

How to resize a window using keyboard only in Windows 10 and other versions

It is not often that you need to resize a window using the keyboard only in the Windows operating system. Windows is designed to be used with a mouse besides the keyboard, and now touch. Every Windows user at least has a touchpad or mouse these days. However, if the keyboard is what you prefer to use, then here is how you can resize a window using the keyboard!

Update Windows Defender and run Quick Scan with one click

Update Windows Defender and run Quick Scan with one click

Windows Defender is the built-in security app bundled by default with Windows since Windows Vista. Although Microsoft claims that it offers only baseline antivirus protection, it's better to have to preinstalled and running than to have no antimalware at all. If you have Windows Defender enabled, you might find this trick useful to update it and then perform a Quick Scan with just one click.

Erase free space securely in Windows without third party tools

Erase free space securely in Windows without third party tools

When you delete files in Windows, they can be easily recovered. Windows only marks the file as deleted, but physically the files stay on the hard drive until they are overwritten by new data. Although on an SSD, they are harder to recover than hard drives because of TRIM and garbage collection done by the SSD controller, all of the deleted data is not securely wiped by default. If you deleted some sensitive data and want to be sure that it cannot be recovered before you give your PC away temporarily for whatever reason, here is how to wipe the free space securely without any third party tool.

Fix Windows Search fills your hard drive with a large EDB file

Fix Windows Search fills your hard drive with a large EDB file

Some day, you might face an unexpected behavior of Windows Search - the file where it stores indexed data, Windows.edb becomes extremely large in size. It can get as large as 50 GB and begins to occupy almost all the free space on your disk drive. The Windows.edb file is located at the folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows. If you are affected by this issue, here is what you should do.

Open elevated command prompt from non-elevated instance

Open elevated command prompt from non-elevated instance

In Windows Vista, Microsoft added UAC (User Account Control), which prevents privilege escalation for running apps and requires explicit user confirmation in case the application needs to perform an elevated task. Some console commands also require elevation. So, if you accidentally type such a command in the regular command prompt window, it will fail. You need to open yet another, elevated command prompt instance. Most people don't know how to open an administrator command prompt and it is not easy for them.